Unlimited Rural Broadband: Myth or Magic?

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Some folks would say unlimited rural broadband is right up there with unicorns, fire-breathing dragons, and leprechauns but the truth is that unlimited rural broadband is indeed a reality in New Zealand today. With the advent of high-speed internet and affordable plans, we’re sitting pretty! 

Which is just as well..... 

Where We’re At

With current Covid-19 related conditions, together with the penchant for greener pastures, New Zealand is experiencing a mass exodus from the Big Smoke to the idyllic rural regions that are the envy of many around the world.

We're also working differently. Remote working is the norm these days and it's not uncommon to see folks working from home all day, five days a week.

With all the uncertainty we’re faced with, it's understandable that people are looking for alternatives when it comes to unlimited broadband
For some, unlimited broadband is a tool to increase productivity; knowing what they do at home isn't going to be subject to peak times (and therefore slower). For others, it's just a case of wanting to stream TV and movies all day long.

And then there's the conspiracy that suggests that those of us who've gone feral are taking full advantage of the lack of neighbours (and associated noise pollution) by indulging our senses with naked darts, more often than not with a sheep in tow.

But I digress......

However true this may be, what is definitely true is that broadband provides the essential infrastructure for these activities to take place and an increasing number of people are going to expect - if not demand - unlimited rural broadband today. 

But Houston; We Have a Problem

Many aren't eligible for connection because of where they choose to live.

For those who remain connected to the old copper network, you're limited to a cap that wouldn't even fit your daughter's Barbie doll, and if your ISP is anything like mine then that's just not acceptable. 

These limits were fine back in the days when we only accessed the internet via our computers but with video streaming now common place, those data caps are now simply too constrictive to allow us the freedom that unlimited rural broadband provides. 

So how do we get around these pesky data caps?

The answer is simple; get with the times!


For many of you reading this your first thought may be "that's crazy talk, I'll never get a connection anywhere near my house!" but before you start wincing in pain at the thought of what lies ahead, let me reassure you by saying that it's not as bad as you may think. 

Naturally, things like trees, hills and rivers can limit your options but there will be more than one way to skin this particular cat. Wireless technology has come a long way in recent years and even bigger strides are expected in the not too distant future. 

So relax! There's no need to move house - all it takes is a bit of common sense and a magic ingredient we call Woi. 

Who is Woi?

Well, I think our mission statement says it all:

To provide “high-speed internet, affordable plans and unlimited data for rural New Zealanders.”

WOI is a company that provides unlimited rural broadband to those who can't access the normal everyday infrastructure.

I know what you're thinking.... 

"High quality satellite internet providers in NZ are as scarce as hen's teeth!" 

And while we may be biased, we believe Woi offer the proverbial hen's teeth: the best service available to rural NZ.

You need not take our word for this though; you can check out testimonials from our satisfied customers

So Now It's Down to Business

Woi utilises next-generation Kacific satellite technology, which is a really big deal because it means it doesn't matter where you live, we've got you 100% covered. 

With our 20 years of experience in the design and installation of networks both large and small, we have developed expertise that can solve your connectivity challenges.

Our technicians, internet installers, and support staff are highly trained and experienced and we're constantly training and developing our people to ensure that you get the best possible service.

We know that fast, reliable broadband is a necessity for rural communities, and just because you've chosen to opt out of the rat race, doesn't mean that you have to sit on the backbench.

Not convinced?

Just take a look at the broadband coverage map for Rural NZ - do you see it surrounded by all brown?


It's not - is it? And why's that I hear you ask?...because of people like you.

You’ve chosen to live in a beautiful part of the country, and we want to ensure that you don't miss out on all the action just because you're not next to a fibre cabinet or telephone exchange. 

That’s why we offer a variety of unlimited rural broadband plans so you can find the right one for your needs. 

Really? It's That Good?

You bet it is! No more data caps and no more worrying about your ISP going bust or closing down their network. While our plans are throttled, this only happens once a tier is reached, and data remains unlimited. 

So, we don’t stop your internet – it’s only the speed that varies. For example:

  • Woi 1 - 190GB priority on 12/10
  • Woi 2 - 220GB priority on 30/10.

Ok yes, to be honest, there are challenges involved with setting up wireless internet connections in NZ but at Woi we have a team of experts on hand to ensure that your broadband connection is set up quickly and reliably. 

Still not convinced? 

Then there's only one thing left: you need a friendly chat with one of our experts to go through all the tasty bits.

There's no obligation, and no pressure - we want you to be 100% satisfied with your decision before you make a final commitment. 

Ironically, technology prevents us from using smoke signals or morse code, but here's how you can contact us:

Fill out our simple online form here

Give us a call on:  0800 GETWOI (438964)

Send us an email at: sales@woi.co.nz 

New Zealand is known worldwide as the country with the greenest pastures, most enviable lifestyle and millions of sheep so it makes sense that the rural community form the backbone of our economy.

Here at Woi, we're proud to be able help in preserving the nature and uniqueness of our country, while still ensuring our people are at the cutting edge of technology.

So there you have it, unlimited rural broadband using next-generation Kacific satellite technology that is both accessible anywhere and affordable!

Now don't you feel better knowing you don't have to sell your first-born just to watch Netflix?

Contact us today!